Nearly. They are taught that they have a duty of fidelity to a piece of coloured cloth.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
I'd love to know how many 6 yr olds know what 'republic' is anyway. Hell, my 13 yr old niece doesn't. But they do know what the US flag looks like, and that didn't require a ****ing pledge to teach them.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow